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DMPTool Service Update: November – December 2012



Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities
The UC Curation Center, CDL, in conjunction with the University of Virginia Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and the DataONE consortium, was awarded a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund development of expanded functionality, training modules, documentation and the creation of an open-source community to sustain the DMPTool in the future. The award is for $590,000 and the grant activity will occur in 2013. The UC3 team will actively consult with the UC libraries on this grant and on the previously announced IMLS grant that aims to develop DMP training resources. We will issue a press release with more details in the coming days, so stay tuned; we are looking forward to your input.

We continue to add large numbers of new users, with over 300 in November and almost 200 in December. There is now a total of almost 4,000 users, and they’ve created over 3,400 plans. Among the UC campuses, there are over 600 UC users, and they’ve created over 500 plans.

We added a new funder in November: the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). GoMRI offers grants to investigate the impacts of oil, dispersed oil and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystems. More about GoMRI and the DMPTool on the blog:


Contributing Organizations

3 universities configured their Shibboleth identity providers for the DMPTool in November and December, bringing the total to 69. There are participating organizations in 32 states and the District of Columbia; California leads all states with 18 participating organizations. A map of all participating organizations is available here:

New Publication

Sallans, A., Donnelly, M. (2012). “DMP Online and DMPTool: Different Strategies Towards a Shared Goal.” International Journal of Digital Curation, 7(2), 123–129.

DMPTool Service Description

The Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool) provides an easy to use interface that:

  • Helps users create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
  • Meets funder requirements for data management plans
  • Provides step-by-step instructions and guidance for how to manage data
  • Provides information about resources and services available at your institution to help fulfill the data management requirements of your grant

DMPTool Service Managers

Please send any questions or general correspondence to Note that campus library contacts have been embedded in the DMPTool and campus users will be directed to a local library contact.

DMPTool Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars

Help Guide: (

Service Monitoring and Availability

Check the CDL system status page at